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We're sad summer is drawing to a close, but the official start of the fall semester is almost here! And although this time of year is bittersweet, it's time to transition from summer mode, pack up your belongings, and plot your return to campus. And while we've spent the last month scrolling through our TikTok feeds for legendary dorm makeovers, crafty DIY inspiration, and rushtok, we've rounded up our favorite discounted products to shop to help your move-in day run smoothly.
A research study conducted by Afterpay found that 49 percent of students heading back to school say the 2021 back-to-school season is more important to them than ever before. From fluffy bedding and decorative accents to mini appliances and storage essentials, there's a deal out there with your (or your child's) name on it. No matter if you're returning for your last semester or beginning freshman year, there's a handful of great items to shop for less.
Here are the best dorm sales to shop for right now.
Fern & Willow Pillows
Normally $45, Now $33
This luxe pillow set from Fern & Willow is a great addition to your bedspread this semester. Not only is the price unbeatable, but these plush pillows are gel cooling and filled with a cozy, down alternative. Plus, you can adjust the plush or firmness to your liking by removing any access filling. Choose from standard, queen, and king sizes.
Simply Essential 6-Piece Towel Set
Normally $15, Now $12 with College Savings Pass
From comfy sheets and duvets to bathroom essentials, Bed,Bath & Beyond is the ultimate one-stop-shop for all your move-in day necessities. Now through September 30, sign up for the College Savings Pass and get 20 percent off every purchase with unlimited use. Plus, get free shipping on orders over $39.
Ban.do Go-Go Backpack
Normally $50, Now $37
Stay organized this semester (and next) with this fun tie-dye backpack Ban.do. It has a 15-inch laptop compartment and four spacious pockets to store all of your supplies, books, and accessories neatly. Plus, it has two comfortable straps and looks super chic.
Casper Sateen Sheets
Normally $208, Now $188 for Twin Set
If you're looking to upgrade your dorm bedding, Casper's Sateen Sheet bundle has got you covered. It comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, a pillowcase, and a duvet cover, and is available in 11 different colors.
Now through September 7, take 15 percent off select mattresses and up to 30 percent off sheets on Casper.
Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker
Normally $100, Now $90 on Walmart
Whether you're an experienced coffee connoisseur or a novice, Keurig's K-Mini makes it easy to get your morning caffeine fix. All you need to do is insert a coffee pod, add water, and watch as it brews coffee. Plus, the compact design makes it just the right fit for single dorm rooms or communal spaces.
While only the Black option is $84, you'll find discounts on every color option on Amazon's site.
Wayfair Wayfair Basics® 6 Piece Desk Organizer Set
Normally $55, Now $24
This six-piece organizer set is the ultimate dorm room desk companion. It comes complete with all of the essentials you'll need, like a small garbage, dual-section filer for all your papers, business card holder, a stick-pad holder, a pencil holder, and paperclip holder.
The Container Store 3-Tier Rolling Cart
Normally $35, Now $30
Now through September 2, take 20 percent off a handful of organization products from The Container Store. Shop items like this three-tier rolling cart, which is perfect for storing supplies, makeup, and any toiletries.
Saatva Classic Mattress
Normally $1,575, Now $1,418 for Queen
Whether you're a side sleeper, back sleeper, or stomach sleeper, Saatva's Classic Mattress is your ticket to a great night's rest. Now through August 30, take $200 off of mattress purchases of $925 or more.
Andover Mills Mariposa Cloud Gray Area Rug
Normally $698, Now $190 for 10'x 13'
Adding a rug to your space instantly makes it feel like home. Andover Mills' Mariposa rug is a versatile yet understated option and it's stain-resistant. Plus, it comes in several different colors and sizes, making it easy to match with any style of dorm furniture.
Dyson V7 Absolute Vacuum
Normally $350, Now $250
Keep your dorm room or common space as clean as can be with a Dyson vacuum. Right now, take $100 off the Dyson V7 as well as a handful of other Dyson products like vacuums and air purifiers.
Officeline Magnetic Dry Erase Board & Accessories
Normally $40, Now $34
This magnetic dry erase board makes studying feel a bit more fun. Place it on your mini-fridge to keep track of exams and assignments or as a creative way to decorate your room.